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Yama, Hoko, Yatai: The Float Festivals of Japan. ©UNESCO 2015
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Yama, Hoko, Yatai: The Float Festivals of Japan

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In cities and towns throughout Japan, float festivals are held annually to pray to the gods for peace and protection from natural disasters. The Yama, Hoko and Yatai float festivals, considered the biggest events of the year, involve the collaborative efforts of various sections of the community and as a traditional practice, reflect the diversity of local culture. Responsibilities are shared by everyone, from float construction to music and coordination with senior bearers teaching the young and workshops also held.

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Place/Country: Japan
Series: 2016 inscriptions on the Representative List
Type: Documentary
Credits: Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan, producer.
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Rights/Droits: Agency for Cultural Affairs (Japan)

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